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Thai Lao Orchid

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East Side
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116 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1904
+1 210-442-8110
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quant restaurant off of San Antonio's Broadway st and only 3 blocks from the river walk. I had Tom Yum with shrimp and Massaman with chicken. It was a decent meal but not one I would request again. The establishment was run down and reminiscent of a "hole in the wall". The restrooms are down a narrow hall in... More 

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Thank Gabriel G
Austin
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicken satay was good and really cheap compared to the high price it generally goes for. Ordered a second one. The peanut sauce and cucumber/pepper sauce were good and also a generous portion. Pad Thai was good. Green curry was really nice. We would probably not have walked in because it is a very simple place. The other diners, with... More 

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Thank Bryan T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

In fairness I asked them to make it gluten free so substitutions may have to have been made. Regardless, I eat Thai a lot and this isn't one I would visit again.

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Thank Dustin S
Cumming, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Curry was like water with few vegetables or chicken and fairly bland. Thai spring rolls were tasted similar to that found in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Pad Thai was bland and the chicken was full of grizzle. The restaurant was filled with smoke (presumably burnt food) with an overall poor atmosphere. If you are accustomed to... More 

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Thank KonaTown53
Dayton, OH
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207 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place is really not much to look at, but the food is pretty good. I ordered the Pad Thai and it was really tasty. The place seats maybe 20people tops, and not much from an interior style wise, but the food makes up for it.

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Thank Krumdog89
Texas
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We visited when the AC was broken, so lets put that aside. Other than being 85 degrees inside, the inside is dark and smells like fryer oil. This restaurant is walking distance off the riverwalk/Alamo area, and has a good sized menu. While the food is tasty, its hardly authentic feeling. Prices lean towards the higher side, and the waitress/cashier,... More 

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Thank redassag00
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The waiter was accommodating of special requests, friendly staff, good atmosphere, fast service, and tasty food.

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Thank Gracehorvath
Seattle, Washington, United States
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were walking back from The Alamo to our hotel looking for a lunch place and spotted the Thai Lao Orchid. We were sure delighted by the menu, food and service.

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Thank Summitseekerray
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We stopped by for supper after reading all the glowing reviews only to be super disappointed. We got there a little after 8 and ordered right away. We had an order of spring rolls which were very good but it was down hill after that. We had the crispy noodles and all that can be said about that is bland.... More 

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Thank IowaJim2015
Albuquerque, Nm
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241 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Oh, the Riverwalk has changed. I was so surprised to find that there were NO Asian restaurants there any longer. The only options (per the googles) seemed to be two places in the mall (um, NO) and perhaps one other in the area that closed at 3:00. Fortunately, I saw the listing for Thai Lao Orchid. The restaurant is small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > East Side
  • Neighbourhood: East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-442-8110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?